The numbers are in; LMC Automotive has released the list of the top ten best-selling cars worldwide for 2013. Not surprisingly, Toyota claimed two spots on the list: the Toyota Corolla is the second best-selling car in the world, and the Toyota Camry is the sixth best-selling car in the world with a whopping 1,001,141 and 728,230 units sold, respectively.
1. Corolla vs Camry: Size
Let’s begin our Corolla and Camry comparison with the most blatant difference between the sedans. The Corolla is a compact sedan; the Camry is a mid-size sedan. Do you have a family to haul around? Do you frequently carpool? Then the roomier Camry will have more room to keep you and your fellow passengers more comfortable. Do you usually drive only yourself with minimal cargo? Then the Corolla will be a comfortable, affordable, easy-to-drive car for your daily commute.
2. Corolla vs Camry: Safety
If safety is your primary concern, and you have some wiggle room in your budget, a Camry beats out the Corolla hands down. And, if you really want to be taken care of, the Camry XLE offers optional Safety Connect (not available on other Camry trim level or on any Corolla trim level). Safety Connect includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification.
3. Corolla vs Camry: Power
As expected, the larger Toyota Camry comes with a more powerful engine to carry the additional weight smoothly. The 2014 Toyota Corolla has two engine options: a 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder that delivers 132 horsepower (on the Corolla L, Corolla LE, and Corolla S trim levels) or a 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Eco engine (on the Corolla LE Eco trim) that delivers 140 horsepower. The 2014.5 Toyota Camry, meanwhile, gives the buyer more power and more diverse options: 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder engines (on the Camry L, Camry LE, Camry SE, SE Sport, and Camry XLE trims) deliver 178 horsepower, while the significantly more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engines (on the XLE and SE trims) deliver 268 horsepower. Or, for the eco-centric, the Toyota Camry Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-Clinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower (on all Toyota Camry Hybrid Trims: Hybrid LE, Hybrid SE, and Hybrid XLE). And speaking of eco-friendly. . .
4. Corolla vs. Camry: Fuel Economy
As expected, the lighter Toyota Corolla offers a higher fuel economy (between 30/40 mpg) than the heavier Toyota Camry (between 25/35 mpg). Or, if you already decided on a Camry, you can spring for a Toyota Camry Hybrid to enjoy 39/43 mpg.
5. Corolla vs. Camry: Price
We know that, for many shoppers, price is paramount. Since the Toyota Corolla is Toyota’s entry-level sedan, it will have a lower MSRP than the Toyota Camry. However, the Toyota Camry does come with more space, power, options, and features. That’s why both are excellent values, and it’s best to consider the primary purpose of the vehicle rather than make your decision on price alone. If your budget is limited, our team at Mungenast Alton Toyota would be happy to help you to find a used Toyota Corolla or used Toyota Camry that’s in your price range. Because they are known for their reliability and longevity, Corollas and Camrys make excellent used vehicle purchases.